Regulatory Rumblings

The Supreme Court Should Review the Sherwin-Williams Case

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 3:30pm ET

ANA has filed a “friend of the court” brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case involving the question of whether the First Amendment allows state tort liability for truthful commercial speech when a court later determines that a lawful product is hazardous.


California State Legislature Needs to Act Now on Privacy Bill

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 1:30pm ET

When the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was rushed through the legislature in just one week, with no real time for careful consideration, the chief sponsors indicated that they would consider a “clean up” bill this month to fix the technical defects in this sweeping new law – and that bill is under consideration now.


California Lawmakers to "Clean Up" Sweeping Privacy Bill

Posted: Aug 8, 2018 3:00pm ET

Earlier this year the California State Legislature passed a sweeping new privacy bill, AB375, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).


Advertisers Call on Department of Commerce to Drop Census Citizen Question

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 3:00am ET

The Department of Commerce’s announcement that it intended to include a citizenship status question in the upcoming 2020 Census has led to growing concern that this decision would depress accurate response rates and lead to flawed data.


Coming to Terms with the Supreme Court’s Wayfair Decision

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 3:45pm ET

On June 21, the Supreme Court released its decision South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., and made a significant change in how goods are taxed across state lines in e-commerce.


Don’t Rush the Fix

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 2:00pm ET

Less than one week after the California Consumer Privacy Act was signed, the California legislature is attempting to rush through a “technical corrections” bill to fix some of the problems with the law.


A Good Outcome at the Supreme Court

Posted: Jun 28, 2018 3:15pm ET

The U.S. Supreme Court today reached a decision in an important case affecting the advertising and marketing community by vacating the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in CTIA-The Wireless Association v. City of Berkeley and sending it back for further review.


For Better or Worse

Posted: Jun 27, 2018 10:45am ET

For several months, ANA and our industry partners have been gearing up to fight a sweeping privacy ballot initiative this November in California. Late last week, we learned that the author of that proposal, real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart, had reached a deal with two key members of the California State Legislature, Assemblymember Ed Chau and Senator Bob Hertzberg.


RIP to the ROP - For Now

Posted: Jun 25, 2018 10:45am ET

In an important victory for the marketing community, the New York State Legislature adjourned last week without passing legislation making major changes to the state’s right of publicity (ROP) laws.


ANA to Department of Commerce: Don’t Ask About Citizenship

Posted: Jun 12, 2018 2:20pm ET

In late March 2018, the Commerce Department announced that they would include a question in regard to citizenship status in the 2020 U.S. Census for the first time since 1950.